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Klim I'm impressed
« on: July 14, 2017, 09:44:33 pm »
I was in the office today and was telling my boss about this new Klim Carlsbad Jacket with all this fancy protection built right into the jacket. I said it just to much money to spend but a lot of the jackets I looked at fell short on quality and the built in kidney back support was way cool and venting so much improvement...I was stuck wanted it, He came back in my office 2 minutes later and droped the cash ON MY DESK, GET THE JACKET HE SAYS! WOW was I shocked.
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Offline corndog

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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 09:53:45 pm »
You guys hiring? ::008::
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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 11:10:49 pm »
Made for a fantastic Friday, eh?
Cool story. Generous boss.
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 12:05:00 am »
What he is not telling us is that his boss is his dad.  ::025::
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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 06:12:40 am »
" dad " or not, cool boss who takes care of his people.... rare...

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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 07:29:07 am »
Very rare indeed, nice story.

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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 02:39:21 pm »
Tell your boss that he is our 'Boss of the Month'. As good a person he is must say something for/about you.

Would like to know more about the Klim jacket. Especially hot weather.
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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 03:02:46 pm »
Must be self-employed 
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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 07:52:59 pm »
Let us know how you like it after a while. I and a number of others have the Latitude that this supersedes. They sure have addressed some of the little things I find annoying on the Latitude, such as the elbow armor placement and the collar. The one pocket I'd miss is the one high on the chest, which is where I carry a SPOT tracker.
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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 08:03:54 pm »
Tell the boss your brother from another mother needs one 😉
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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 06:47:03 pm »
Really...my Dad, no he is just a great boss and small business owner. I was a friend before he hired me 4 1/2 years ago. Just a great guy. Now on to the jacket:-) Its everything I had hoped it would be and more. It's very comfortable coming from a First Gear Kilimanjaro. This jacket I bought from the Klim Rep here in Minnesota, he was at the dealership I was buying from named Moon Motors. Nice guy rides a lot. He asked me a lot about how I ride and what I ride. I told him money was not the issue I'd spend what ever it took having the six my boss gave me. I tried the Latitude and the Badlands on back to back with and without base layers...lite and heavy North Face and Kuhl is what I had with me. I'm about 5-10" 190 36" waist 30" inseam 61 years old. I grew up on dirt bikes and owned lots of big stuff over the years. The Badlands was what I thought I wanted at first glance but very quickly realized it was just way to much Jacket for my needs and was stiff but really had the armor in the front chest area that was really nice. I just didn't think it fit as well as the Latitude and Carlsbad harder to just be in it. So I boiled it down to the Latitude or the Carlsbad. I liked the look of the Latitude, I felt it had the adventure tech look along the lines of other jackets with a waist belt and I really liked the way that felt on my back and waist when pulled tight no draft issues up the back I thought. So I asked the rep what jacket do you think I should have...he did his best to help, and ride both horses if you will...but in the end he said he thought I would like the new venting on the Carlsbad, admitting both jackets are very good but the Carlsbad was built for what and how I ride my S10. I went home to think it over and researched all the forum stuff I could find and drove back up to Moon the next day. The sales person Dave helped me and we talked about the waist belt and he showed me you can add it on the inside of the Carlsbad jacket...its an option, but the coat is built for it. They called it a kidney belt / back brace that really made such a huge impact on fit and feel of the Carlsbad Jacket. I rode about 700 miles in it in two days. My trip temps where very warm 70 to about 93 degrees. I felt the Jacket was amazing and vented very well up the sleeves all the vents seem to work well but the sleeve vents out performed the others. I think the back vents are exhaust anyway. Easy to open on the Carlsbad when riding not so much on the Latitude. At one point on the trip I had it all closed up and fly racing lite hydrogen jersey long sleeve but very lite. When it warmed up I was able to open it up all the way up and vent without stopping at one point it felt as if the jacket was kind of suspended without filling up and billowing out or flapping, very nice feel at speed. I was getting hotter as the day went on and opened the front zipper both ends to the middle of the jacket and that is when the kidney belt really came into play along with it just taking all the weight of the whole jacket off you and putting it on the belt, if that makes sense. The jacket does not flap or move much at all. The kidney belt was a must as I see it and it stows away if not needed inside the jacket. my post must be getting to long so I'll stop with those observations...thats the best jacket I ever... well, my boss ever bought. Have fun, ride safe guys and thank for you kind words.         
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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 08:46:11 pm »
Nice boss and nice to be appreciated.

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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 09:13:12 pm »
I would also like to add...that when I stopped on the way home for gas...at 93 degrees I opted to ride the rest of the way home with my jersey and neon vest. I know this is asking for road rash but hey...it was all I could take:)  I know I was wearing it at 87 degrees and felt it was good to go. I'm thinking if I would have lower my windshield and increased air flow maybe I could ride longer with it on. Speeds under 65 are not as good as 75 for airflow with my set up...tall Yamaha and winglets. 
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Re: Klim I'm impressed
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 11:07:47 pm »
Thanks for the update
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